On Dec 26, my sister and I, and 6 teenage boys (children, nephews, and friends) are going to Squaw Valley, California, near Lake Tahoe. The plan, of course, was a great ski vacation. But now we are looking at nearly no snow. So, what else can we do? [more inside]
posted by Flood
on Dec 22, 2013 -
It's time for me to consider strabismus surgery for myself and I'm hoping that someone here has experience doing this with an opthamologist in or around San Jose.
A little help?
posted by Tell Me No Lies
on Sep 16, 2013 -
My cousin is trying to track down the exact location shown in this photo
. The photo is about 20 years old, and was taken somewhere in Ireland.
posted by Paragon
on Aug 12, 2013 -
Angelenos, help me out: a family needs to get from the Valley to Long Beach Airport and back. This is like an extremely difficult word problem from a graduate-level course in Advanced Los Angeles Traffic. Help! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Jun 7, 2013 -
So, I asked Google this question, but all it turned up were a few outdated lists full of broken links. Here goes: I know that life in widely-beloved cultural centers like Portland (and San Francisco and New York, etc.) has been examined in minute detail by millions of bloggers writing from those cities. I'm looking for interesting blogs written by folks who are based out of the Phoenix area. [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose
on Oct 3, 2012 -
Several opportunities for my family to move to the States from Canada have come up and we are considering moving however we, early 30's SAHM and Husband + toddler, have no idea how basics such as down payments, mortgages, health insurance and retirement accounts work down there. We are considering a move to Bellevue, WA or Mountain View, CA so any advise on deciding between these two would also be great :)
We are well versed in how all of these things work in Canada and are current home owners, so Bonus points for any side by side comparisons of how the American and Canadian systems differ or are similar. [more inside]
posted by saradarlin
on Aug 26, 2012 -
I need place to stay (hotel, motel, hostel, airbnb,vrbo, share) this weekend. Would like to be close to Kalispell Regional Hospital in Kalispell, Montana 8/24 - 8/27. [more inside]
posted by Duffington
on Aug 23, 2012 -
Are there any maps/resources to illustrate the neighbourhoods that Silicon Valley VC/PEs and tech companies are located in? [more inside]
posted by aherdofturtles
on Feb 15, 2012 -
We're planning a road trip to Hailey and Ketchum, Idaho this spring. We're avid hikers and we'll have a dog with us. What advice or tips can you give us? [more inside]
posted by grayber
on Feb 5, 2012 -
I'm planning a trip do Death Valley in january and I'll be landing in Las Vegas where I'll spend the first day or two preparing, and I wonder if anyone has some recommendations for places where I can get the supplies I need. [more inside]
posted by tristpinsm
on Dec 22, 2011 -
First time backcountry camping in the desert. I'll be biking and hiking. Any tips from people who've gone on similar trips? [more inside]
posted by tristpinsm
on Dec 4, 2011 -
So I've lived in beautiful San Francisco, California since 2005, but I've recently started a job down in Sunnyvale. I can take Caltrain down there, but it's an hour's trip plus half an hour on either end to get from home/work to the Caltrain station in question. This is not sustainable, so I'd like to move south. I'm 31, single, and a city boy from way back, so moving to The Suburbs gives me pause. Also, I sold the only car I've ever owned back in '05 shortly after I moved here. So I have two questions: [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 19, 2011 -
Any suggestions for a good food bank or food pantry in the north or west San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles? We're going to see lots of grapefruit and avocado from our trees this year, and I'd like to donate it to needy folks. Google is not a big help.
posted by infinitewindow
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Last minute long weekend holiday getaway, Doable? Advice needed on taking a belated Valentines long weekend with my sweetie. We're in NYC and would prefer to drive. (Or take a train if the place is really acessable). A very nice hotel in the country would be great, we don't need a bunch of outside entertainment - beautiful scenery a plus. We're looking to leave late Thursday or early Friday and return early/mid-Monday. [more inside]
posted by Great Swell
on Feb 14, 2011 -
I have a friend who wants to propose to his girlfriend in Napa Valley, CA in the spring. Any suggestions as to location? He is open to all ideas. Thanks!
posted by serunding
on Feb 8, 2011 -
How do I find a good technical recruiter in the Bay Area? Of course, the catch is that I want to maintain my confidentiality due to current job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Chair Finder!! Mrs Funmonkey found an one-of-a-kind type chair (pic here
) in Macy's at San Diego Fashion Valley. Looking to find supplier/maker as we want as corner piece for our house.
posted by Funmonkey1
on Nov 13, 2010 -
Where can I meet awesome guys in person in the Silicon Valley? Bonus points for places where it would be easier to strike up a conversation with them. [more inside]
posted by anonymousme
on Oct 7, 2010 -
I need to get the flowers of the Lily of the Valley for my wedding at the end of August. Please advise where I can purchase these flowers either in New York or in Maryland. I am also willing to buy this flower online.
Thank you so much!
posted by yulka13
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Family/Relationship Therapist in Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley area recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 11, 2008 -
28 hours, drive from LA to Death Valley & back, worth it? If so, what would you suggest as the itinerary?
posted by parttimeninja
on Jul 23, 2007 -
Can you recommend outstanding wineries in or around Willamette Valley, Oregon? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Jun 28, 2007 -
I read this article a few years ago about a Silicon Valley programmer who committed suicide after getting rich off a startup. I can't remember the name of the programmer but I do remember some of the details. Does anyone know this story?
posted by onepapertiger
on Oct 27, 2006 -